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Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal
The Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal is an independent statutory body responsible for reviewing decisions of the Department of Defence relating to honours and awards for ADF service.
If you have applied to Defence for a defence honour or award, and the application has been refused, you may be eligible to have that decision reviewed in the Tribunal. Visit the website for further information.
Contact: Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal
(02) 6266 1019
Mornington Peninsula Legacy Club Navy Week Golf Day
The Mornington Peninsula Legacy Club in conjunction with Navy Week present a Charity Golf Day on Friday 27 October at the Mornington Golf Club, Tallis Drive, Mornington. Entry costs $50 per player and covers breakfast on arrival, BBQ llunch on completion and five spins in the raffle.
Contact: Ed Kennedy
0412 950 331
Seeking Stephen John Matthews (Matt)
ex ABRP/Dockie copper on fluffy duck 1972-74/75. Last contact was in Sydney western suburbs in 1984. We were close friends and would really like to catch up. Or any info would be much appreciated.
Contact: Paul Murphy
0408 488 371
HMAS Voyager 2 Survivors
We are seeking to update our contact records of Voyager survivors of the Melbourne/Voyager collision 1964 and especially their families. It becomes difficult over time to know where you are and how to contact you, we have reunions and our members march under our banner in most capital cities on Anzac Day.
Contact: John Hannay (Secretary)
02 4443 9977 or 0408 866 569
Ops Room Association
The Assoc is a gathering of former and serving personnel of the RAN or other Navies, who have completed Radio Direction Find (RDF), Radar Plotters (RP) & Combat System Operators (CSO) Basic Course or equivalent Course; Warfare Officers & AICs who served in naval ops room billets or in training and support roles of Naval ops rooms. Contact Barney or Interim Secretary, sec.opsroonassoc@outlook.com or 0415 309 105.
Contact: Barney Hanson - Interim President
0439 903 654
Royal Marines
The RMAQ meets at 11:30am on the 2nd Sunday of each month at the Maritime Museum at South Brisbane. With the exception of May when it meets on the third Sunday due to Mothers' Day. All ex Royals are welcome to join us for our very convivial meetings. We have a bar and food.
Contact: Cleve Whitworth
07 3202 9625
HMAS Bataan Veterans Association of Australia
Ex Crew members & their families are welcome to join us. Tribal Class veterans from UK, Canada & New Zealand are invited to join us at Dandenong RSL bi-monthly meetings & a Christmas lunch on Sunday 25 November 2018. Contact John - U90/2 Cameron St, Cranbourne East VIC 3977.
Contact: John F Laughton JP - National Secretary
0417 336 423 or 03 5904 9457
NAA Dandenong
All Ex Ran & RN why not join us? Ex Navy & Merchant Navy Crew & their families are invited to join us at Noble Park RSL monthly meetings & Christmas lunch on Sunday 2nd December 2018. Contact John U90/2 Cameron St, Cranbourne East VIC 3977.

Contact: John F Laughton JP - National Secretary
0417 336 423 or 03 5904 9457

Army

Info on those that served in Keopang, Timor
Seeking photos/information on the 40th Battalion (Derwent Regiment) 1937-1945 and the 12/40th Battalion 1945-1946 that served in Koepang, Timor.
Contact: Tassie Researcher
Swimming lessons at Kapooka
I am an advocate and I need some help to support a veteran's claim. Some recruits can't swim when they enlist and I have heard some bizarre stories from the 60's and 70's about attempts to teach them at Kapooka. If you have a story from your own experience at Kapooka, or some other Defence establishment, please get in touch (in confidence).
Contact: Ross Dunn
0410 562 478
Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal
The Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal is an independent statutory body responsible for reviewing decisions of the Department of Defence relating to honours and awards for ADF service.
If you have applied to Defence for a defence honour or award, and the application has been refused, you may be eligible to have that decision reviewed in the Tribunal. Visit the website for further information.
Contact: Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal
(02) 6266 1019
57th Battalion, 1st AIF
I am seeking any written history of the 57th Battalion, 1st AIF.
Contact: Kevin Wilkinson
Seeking Terence Dwelton Brown (unsure of spelling)
Vietnam vet. Friend wishing to reconnect.
Contact: Lea Goss
0402 989 563
Captain Ray Watts MC and Lieutenant John Appleby VHK died POW 1943
Seeking families of NX 12290 CAPT Ray Watts MC and NX76266 LT John Appleby VHK (Dutch award) 2/6th Field Company RAE, both Sydney Architects who volunteered for service in Middle East and North African Campaigns WW2 and both perished as Prisoners of War of Japanese forces on Burma-Thai Railway and on Java in 1943. Seeking to advise their families that their Gallant service is now recorded in the electronic archives of the Australian War Memorial for current and future generations.
Contact: Peter Scott
0400 799 577
Seeking Terry Collins
Q Store Singleton, 1966/67. Great mate of mine.
Contact: Gerry Keating
0429 311 245
Kenneth Graeme Almond 3787753
I am seeking info and photos of Kenneth G Almond (my Dad) who served as a cook in the Army 1965-86. Served in Vietnam with 17 Const. Sqn.
Contact: Judy Jarvis
0414 898 632
[ARA] Infantryman's Muster
Annual get-together for the Regiment's Birthday - 16-19 November 2017. This is our 4th and it is growing. At this stage, Regular only, may open up to the Corps later. Wives/Carers welcome, ALL age-groups, ALL eras. SEQ location. facebook.com/InfantryMuster/
Contact: Jim Poland
0401 225 914
Kapooka 51st Training Battalion circa Jul-Oct 1989
Seeking any members or staff of the above.
Contact: Paul Trudgen
0417 080 545
Seeking uniform of Australian Women's Army Service
Looking for a dress uniform from the AWAS, to be placed in the Amy Taylor Remembrance Room. Willing to purchase.

Contact: Bobby Squire
(02) 9982 4702
SGT Walter Adrian Rowe VX59771
Seeking to contact relatives of SGT Walter Adrian Rowe VX59771 of the 41st Landing Craft Company who was killed in an accident near Cairns in March 1945.
Contact: Stephen Fowler
07 4054 1969
Martin Asquith
This is to notify the mates of Martin Asquith, who knew him as a Vietnam Vet, that Martin passed away on 1 September 2017. Martin had inoperative lung cancer and decided to die as he had lived, in control doing it his way. Rest in peace my brother.
Contact: Glenn Ellis
0402 472 427
Seeking Cpl Ron Moore 2/2 Inf Trp
Were you on Morotai in 1945 in the AEME workshops? I believe you met Frances Richardson, my wife, from the 2/5 AGH.
Contact: Gordon Richardson
02 9452 7310
HMAS Tobruk (L50)
All personnel who served as crew on HMAS Tobruk (L50), 1981 - 2015, are invited to join the HMAS Anzac/Tobruk Social Club.
Contact: Jim Cunningham
0416 950 890
Private Dennis Roy Scott
5 Platoon B Coy 7RAR would like to contact Platoon Sig 535586 Private Dennis Roy Scott - we know he went to SAS after return from Vietnam.
Contact: Bernie Cox
0425 204 831
The Addison Road Army Depot
The Depot is now the subject of a book. 'One Small World: The History of the Addison Road Community Centre' brings to life the memories, hope and humour from the years when it was the NSW Leave and Transit Depot.
The book can be purchased for $30, with $10 postage from:
Addison Rd Community Centre, 142 Addison Rd, Marrickville NSW 2204 or online at website below.
Contact: Sue Castrique
Seeking Mick Hannon
Ex 35 Water Transport.
Woolwich 1976-1981.B.J.WHEELER.
Contact: Barry Wheeler
0431 686 556
Seymour cadet band photo
Seeking copy of photo of the local Seymour cadet band who played for the 1st march out parade of 2 R T B 1965?
Contact: Frank R Baker
0246 830 399
Found - book, "Australians in Palestine" no. 94/325
Book found in charity store - Inscribed 'to CM Holmes, Manager, Stott's Business College Russell St. Melbourne Victoria' from '71990 G G Saunders AIF Headquarters, Australian Imperial Forces Egypt'. I would like to return this book to any descendants of Saunders. He was in the AFC and received a Citation B2455, he enlisted in Windsor and his next of kin was Daisy Marion, his wife.



Contact: Christine Nekrasov
03 9787 5410
Seeking bdr Morgan and Blue Stuart
Both served with Kangaroo control, call sign, Nui Dat Arty in 1969.
Contact: Lou Hayward
07 5530 3946
Seeking photograph
1 RTB, 15 Platoon, B Company, 15 June - 31 August 1976.
Contact: Peter Janjis
0414 996 328
Kapooka 5 Platoon Alpha company
I enlisted into the Regular Army on 8 September 1987 at the 5th army recruiting unit (Perth). While at Koopooka I was in 5 Platoon, Alpha company. I would like to hear from any of the people that I enlisted with or who were in the same platoon at Kapooka.
Contact: Kim Davies
2 RAR Book - Anzac Battalion
Seeking 2 RAR Book - Anzac Battalion 1970-1971 by John Church (Second to None).
Contact: Ralph Hoger
08 9529 2405
Stan Francis McCullough
Seeking descendants of N247710 Stan Francis McCullough.
Contact: M Warnest
Seeking family of Roderick Norman Harrison Service No 3411459
Rod died 2/8/2012. His Mother has now died overseas and I am seeking to have her items of family interest and value returned to his wife and children. Last known address was Belrose NSW, in 1980's. Served in Vietnam and was wounded in 1968. Married in 1969 and worked for Radio Rentals in North Sydney.
Contact: Margot Jarman (Gebbie)
Former Schoolmate
Seeking any contact info for Neil Scherer from Bundaberg QLD to contact regarding school reunion. Believed to have joined the Army mid-1970s and thought to have served in Townsville at some stage. Michael Doyle 0427 066 293.
Contact: Michael Doyle
0427 066 293
Anthony 'Mooka' Jones
Seeking Anthony, apprentice musician, then served in Malaya with 4RAR ,1965-67 and Vietnam 1968-69. Would love to be back in touch.
Contact: Graham White
0413 220 814
Bob White and Milton John Kelly
Seeking Bob (RG) White 2786184 and “Ned” Kelly 2785856 who were with me at Kapooka in 1967.
Contact: Peter Watts
0422 083 622
Military Police Assoc Aust South Q Anzac Day
Parade starts at 9.30am
FUP: Charlotte and George St Brisbane
ETD: 10:55am from FUP
After Parade: Port Office Hotel, 40 Edward St, Brisbane City, Drinks at bar prices.
If anyone requires a Jeep assistance please advise asap. Please email intended attendance.
Contact: Alan Dorber OAM Secreatry MPAASQ
0408 190 798
Seeking 37th Battalion AIF Descendants
Please send contact mobile, phone and email addresses to email below so plans for Anzac Day March can be disseminated.
Contact: Don McGregor
0411 312 981
Recollections of Vietnam service and service in Australia
Service by support Corps has been forgotten and is in danger of being lost forever. I publish books covering these and am setting up a website which will be carried on when I am gone. Several books have already been published. Seeking recollections from all soldiers whether in Vietnam, Australia or Post Vietnam periods and Reserves and CMF and women in the modern period. If you or your family contact me, we can discuss it in more detail.
Contact: Brian Battle
02 9601 6404
Seeking information on the late Priv. Denis Owen McGinley
Service Aust. Army. 22 Garrison Battalion, Cowra Japanese Army Camp, 1941-43. Any information would be greatly appreciated. His sons have grown up not knowing their father.
Contact: Kevin McGinley
0438 552 119

Air Force

Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal
The Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal is an independent statutory body responsible for reviewing decisions of the Department of Defence relating to honours and awards for ADF service.
If you have applied to Defence for a defence honour or award, and the application has been refused, you may be eligible to have that decision reviewed in the Tribunal. Visit the website for further information.
Contact: Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal
(02) 6266 1019
Seeking Ron Glew
Ron was stationed at RAAF Butterworth in 1960's and married a local girl in Penang, Malaysia. Have found some wedding photo transparencies which he might like to have.
Contact: Rod Garcia
(08) 9471 8112
RAAF Personnel at Maralinga in 1964
Seeking other members who were at Maralinga between Nov 1963 and Nov 1964.
Contact: Hugh Murray
(07) 4779 6389
RAAF 7&9 TMO
Seeking RAAF members of 7&9 TMO who served in Admitalty Islands, Noomfor and Morotai, for a catchup.
Contact: Gordon Richardson 53855
(02) 9450 2730
22 Air Stores Park
Seeking any surviving former RAAF personnel who served with 22 Air Stores Park during WWII at Darwin & Morotai.
Contact: Gordon M Douglas
(03) 6427 0698
FLTLT Kevin Baff
Seeking to contact Kevin (FLTLT in the RAAF during the late 1970's and 1980's), believe he was with 10 San in 1982.
Contact: Stephen
07 4054 1969
Book - The RAAF at War
Seeking 'The RAAF at War' written and illustrated by Jim Turner. My father, Roy Woodman (Leading aircraftman/fitter) 6 Mobile Works Squadron, contributed to the edition and I would love to have another copy for the family. If anyone knows how I could get a copy of this marvellous book I would appreciate it.
Contact: Jeanette Mathieson
0411 482 631
RAAF Reunion
RAAF Recruit Course 917, Edinburgh, Feb 1968. Any interest in a 50th reunion this year?
Contact: Mike Fenton
0419 947 257
Post WW2 Trained Aircrew Signallers
The RAM magazine is published by the RADSCHOOL Association and can be downloaded at www.radschool.org.au. The publication features RAAF Course photos including Signallers and AEO courses. Currently only two Signaller course photos appear Nos 5 and 12. Would anyone who has a photograph of any other Signaller course please scan and pass to trev.benneworth@gmail.com with names and a date please.
Contact: Jim Treadwell
02 4960 3549

Miscellaneous

Gold Card holders
The Mater Hospital will be opening an Emergency Department in mid September 2017. DVA Gold Card Holders will be able to access the facility with no out of pocket expenses.
Contact: Mater Hospital
Seeking volunteers for research interviews
Seeking participants for a study on the culture and norms of the Australian Defence Force. Specifically we are focusing on the experience of ex-Defence members with a particular emphasis on career experiences and the issues brought up in the recent Review into the Treatment of Women in the ADF (2014). We invite you to discuss your experiences and opinions on these matters.
Contact: Dr Selda Dagistanli (and Dr Kate Huppatz)
02 9772 6221 or 0410 337 756
QLD TPI Association Membership
The Association welcomes new members endorsed with 'TPI' on their Gold Card. Assoc membership for Gold/White Card holders also available.
Contact: Beryl Murray (Office Manager)
07 3040 3330
TPI Federation of Australia - Looking for younger veterans
The TPI Federation of Australia is looking to assist all veterans who need assistance from us. We can assist with all Federal & Local Government welfare issues. We specialise in assisting veterans with DVA issues that affect the full veteran community.
Contact: Pat McCabe, Federation President
0417 291 546
I'm Older But Not Old
A Positive Ageing Forum to be held from 10am - 1pm on 24 October 2017, The Juniors, 558A Anzac Parade, Kingsford. Special Guest Speaker Ron Coote AM, Rugby League Legend & Honorary President of Men of League. The forum will also hear from leading experts on common yet important health areas for older people - memory fitness, mindfulness, falls prevention, managing pain.
Contact: Aged Care Psychiatry Service, Prince of Wales Hospital
(02) 9382 3759
World War Two West Papua
WORLD WAR TWO WEST PAPUA, an exhibition of words and old photographs at Australian Catholic University Art Gallery in Melbourne, 8-17 December 2017. We are looking for Lloyd Moore from Dubbo, as we are using a photo of him in Merauke (West Papua) in 1944 with a Timor pony foal; and Corporal Errol Coates, 82 Wireless Section, winner of Village Maiden Handicap in Merauke on 16 June 1945. We will put photos and stories on West Papua website.
Contact: Louise Byrne
0424 745 155
Armistice Day 2017 Book Launch
The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (QLD Branch) will be hosting a ceremony on Armistice Day, 11 November, to recognise the 83 pharmacists and apprentices from Queensland who served in the Great War. At this ceremony will also be the launch of the Queensland Pharmacists of World War I book written by Sally Mellick.
EOI close 30 October for attending the book launch ceremony.



Contact: Jenny Cox
(07) 3896 1900
Jeff McMillan golf day
5th annual golf game proudly sponsored by Blakes Building Services, held at RACV Goldfields Resort CRESWICK Vic, Sunday 4 March 2018. Fundraiser for Creswick-Smeaton RSL. $50 includes breakfast, golf, cart and finger food after game. Prizes from Drummond Golf. Contact RACV Pro shop (03) 5345 9628 for bookings. Stableford event open to all skill levels. Shotgun start 10.30am.
Contact: Robert Speirs
0410 316 665
Darwin after Tracy, and Tindal
Seeking anyone who experienced being smothered with an unknown chemical by a crop-duster aircraft. This particular aircraft was spraying the rubbish tip behind Bagot Road - to kill off black flies that infested the area. It would be very coincidental if I was the only person to be sprayed. Please contact me at 53 Tambar Terrace, Eastwood, VIC 3875 to allow me your personal knowledge of this incident. I would also like to hear from personnel that lived in Tindal.
Contact: Eric Godfrey
Mordialloc-Chelsea High School ex students who served
The Mordialloc College Alumni Assoc (MCAA) is gathering information for a proposed honour board to be installed at the school (formerly known as Mordialloc-Chelsea High School). We are seeking the names of former students who are veterans. If you are a war veteran or know of war service personnel who attended the school please contact Paula, PO Box 5121, Mordialloc 3195 or George Raphael, (03) 9798 4883, 68/360 Cheltenham Road, Keysborough Vic 3173.
Contact: Paula McCarthy, MCAA Historian
0409 300 720 or (03) 9587 4573
National Malaya & Borneo Veterans Association Australia Inc States
Ex-service members who served in SE Asia/Malaya/Malaysia are invited to join the Association. We travel to Ipoh, Malaysia, every year in June for commemorative services. 2018 is the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the 'Malayan Emergency'. Commemorations will take place in Ipoh from 6 - 9 June 2018. See website for details.
Contact: Ken McNeill - International Liaison Officer NMBVAA
03 6383 4677
HMAS Anzac/Tobruk Social Club seeking new members
The HMAS Anzac/Tobruk Social Club is an ex-service group whose aim is to help reduce social isolation by encouraging ex-service colleagues to get together.The Club is actively seeking to attract new members, particularly younger veterans, both Navy and Army who are currently serving or have served on these ships.
Contact: Jim Cunningham
0416 950 890
Vasey aircraft crash
Seeking to contact relatives of the Army and Air Force personnel that died in the Major General Vasey aircraft crash off Cairns in March 1945.
Contact: Stephen Fowler
07 4054 1969
The Warriors Return
Advocate for mental health and the prevention of veteran suicide in our society. To challenge the misconceptions and stigma associated with mental health and to assist veterans and veterans’ families to seek help.
Contact: Steven Pardoe
0422 072 265
Fall of Singapore Memorial Service and 2/10th Field Regt Assn Reunion
The annual service for the Fall of Singapore will be held at the Shrine of Remembrance, Brisbane on Sunday 18 February 2018 between 10.00 and 10.30 am. Government and service representatives and the Singapore Air Force will attend. The Military Wives Choir will perform The Captives Hymn, composed and performed by POW women in Java and Singapore. Guest speaker will be Officer Commanding First Division, Gallipoli Barracks, Major General Paul McLachlan. General public invited to attend and lay personal tributes.
Contact: Wendy Drysdale
0414 483 009
Fall of Singapore Remembrance Light Up
Major Brisbane landmarks, including the Victoria and Story Bridges, will be lit up in red on the night of 15 February 2018 to commemorate the 76th anniversary of the Fall of Singapore to the Japanese in WWII. This will acknowledge the sacrifice of the 22 thousand Australians taken POW at this time. Also, what they endured through brutality, disease, slavery and starvation over the next three and a half years at the hands of their captors.
Contact: Wendy Drysdale
0414 483 009
2018 RAAF Advanced Pilots Graduation Schedule
In 2018 No. 51, 52, 53, 151, 152 and 153 Pilots Course are invited to be part of the graduation celebrations of RAAF Advanced Pilots Courses to be held at 2 Flying Training School, RAAF Pearce, WA. Interested persons are requested to email with subject line of 'RAAF Advanced Pilots Graduation 2018' for further information.
Contact: Shane Blair
Battle for Australia call-out
The Battle for Australia Commemoration Committee (Qld) is seeking WW2 organisations interested in Commemorating the Battle for Australia (1942–45). The commemoration is held on the first Wed in Sept each year at the Milne Bay Memorial Library & Research Centre, 61 Kittyhawk Drive, Chermside, Queensland 4032. This year it will be held on Wed 5 Sept at 11:00am. Organisations interested in receiving an invitation to the commemoration can email their details to the president.
Contact: Major Pat O’Keeffe OAM (retd)